Gerald Baugh is a business development professional with experience in financial market data and economic development.
Gerald became affiliated with Digital Legend in the summer of 2017 as the Chief Operating Officer and has been promoted to the company president in December of 2017. He is helping to lead and position the company for the launch of its first product the Epic Mbox a digital music streaming device.
Gerald joined Simplified Financial Information in 2013 as a business development manager and was later promoted to Chief of Staff. He secured the company's initial pilot client and delivered the final working model to the client a Wall Street Investment Bank.
While working for the City of Portland, Oregon and the Portland Development Commission he led the team which built an initiative supporting the software industry. The initiative brought the industry together providing focused goals and execution, it also provided the foundation for the attraction of significant venture capital investment in the region. Upon completion of the initiative venture capital investment for software in the Portland region went from $36 million to over $224 million in 18 months. Gerald also led the development, construction and completion of a wet lab for the bioscience industry. The lab provided new lab space for early stage bioscience companies bringing new products to market to do further testing and product development.
Gerald has a history of consulting and advising start-up/early stage companies in the technology space. He has provided strategic mentorship that resulted in 4 companies in the Portland, OR incubator Portland Ten to each reach $1.0 million dollars in revenue.
In addition, Gerald has participated in countless innovative projects and played a key role in the redevelopment of the urban core of Vancouver, WA. The results of the two-person team effort led to $300 million of new investment featuring mixed use projects being developed including Hilton's first LEED certified and publicly owned hotel.
Gerald is an entrepreneurial leader, innovative and strategic thinker with excellent facilitation and presentation skills who gets things done. Gerald brings a myriad of skill sets and influence to the community based upon his broad knowledge among many industry sectors. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Business Finance.OCO - ORIGINAL CREATIVE OFFICER - DENNIS DAY II
Dennis has 20 years of solid experience as a lead creative software developer, managing small and large teams of software developers for multimedia marketing and advertising agencies.
Dennis has been an Air Force military brat raised all over the world. He attended Virginia Tech and began an entrepreneurial endeavor with a small team in New York during the dot com boom of the late 1990's to develop solutions regarding pirated music world-wide.
Dennis studied computer science, music, art, and engineering, and brings many years of technical creative knowledge to the projects he works on. He has worked with large enterprise companies including MTV, ABC, NBC, ESPN, and many major movie studios. His work product focused on advertisements for major websites. Dennis developed interactive content engaging consumers with fun filled website content and direct Internet advertising using demographic data.
The focus of Dennis' work for studios was creating video games and small mini-apps for major company websites such as Volkswagen, Phillip Morris, and Northrop Grumman. The skill sets developed while working on these projects are a major contributor for his creative problem solving and work flow.
As a musician and DJ, Dennis is adept with cultural trends and a myriad of musical genres, giving him insight into music culture regarding the ebbs and flows of the current music industry.CFO - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER - MIKE MANOCCHIO
Former CEO of Max Media Group, Inc. (OTC-MXMI), Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Artist Distribution Business Unit for Titan Global Entertainment, Inc. Mike ran the day-to-day business operations of E-Go Music for Titan in addition to heading up its music publishing division, as well as Artist & Repertoire (A&R) activities. Mike has been a part of key executive teams in the recording industry for 4 decades. He served as Vice President of Atlantic Records, BMG labels, Arista and RCA. Mike was also a member of the Artist & Repertoire Committee at Atlantic Records which signed such acts as AC/DC, The Blues Brothers, Bette Midler, Laura Brannigan, Foreginer, Night Ranger and the re-signing of the Rolling Stones.
He left Atlantic Records and worked with BMG for 9 months, until going independent. Mike was awarded with the Best National Promotion Director of the Year Award in 1979 after being named Midwest Regional Promotion Director. The region included 22 states and the promotional responsibilities of Chicago and Cleveland.CIO - AL HERON
An experienced business leader with a history of using consulting, STEM expertise, and technology innovation to help organizations and society go beyond their limits. Herron is an entrepreneur who has launched several companies, including Aisha Enterprises, which have allowed him to be a contract CIO, IT Director and Consultant for many organizations. Herron has served in IT leadership roles for companies like DocuTouch, Y3K, Gettuit, GD, Sierra Law Offices, TLD3 Entertainment Group, The Breakfast Group, and Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems. Herron’s clients find his business background to be an asset as he can be both strategic and tactical.
Herron has comprehensive and practical IT experience, which includes linking strategy to technology solutions. Herron has managed operational systems, IT infrastructure, website design and administration, project management, the purchasing of new technology, and team leadership. Herron’s efforts have produced notable results and include the following highlights:
• As CTO, IT Director, and Development Team Manager for DocuTouch, co- developed a secure document management, collaboration, and signature product that evolved and is still used today by DocuSign.
• Built an IT department from the ground up for Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems.
• Established back office setup, IT infrastructure and policy, and resolved Internet domain challenges.
• Co-developed the IT department/infrastructure policy for The Breakfast Group.
• Founded and operated Aisha Enterprises, a company that provided IP management, new business & technology concept development, and technology consulting services to organizations of all sizes. Xwebfusion Technologies, an IT solutions organization, was added as a subsidiary in 2000.
• Co-invented the Univane RFQ compact linear particle accelerator which was used for, among other things, cancer treatments and explosives detection.
• Led the $20M installation & commissioning of the 70 MeV Proton Linear Accelerator for the International Isotopes Inc. radioisotope production facility.
• Acted as CIO, IT Director, and/or CTO for Docutouch, Y3K, Gettuit, GD, Sierra Law Offices, and Integrated Robotics Imaging Systems.
• Launched Integrated Robotics Unmanned Systems Solutions (IRUSS, LLC), a drone technology startup that is currently collaborating with a major Colorado university to enhance a patented RADAR sensor that prevents drone mid-air collisions.